The media landscape in the United States can often be disappointingly whitewashed, with little diversity in television, radio and multimedia journalism. But podcasts, a growing source of information, has shown up as a platform that many diverse voices are using to communicate. (Photo by: Shutterstock/GoodStudio)

7 Podcasts to Add to Your Playlist That Talk Diversity

Podcasts, a growing source of information, have shown up as platforms that many diverse voices are using to connect, empower, inform, and advocate for change. There are more than 850,000 active podcasts and more than 30 million podcast episodes, based on studies from Nielsen and Edison. According to research, 70% of the U.S. population is familiar with the term “podcasting” and over half have listened to a podcast before.

As the number of podcasts and listeners grows, more podcasts are even popping up dedicated solely to diversity in the workplace. Here are seven podcasts to expand your understanding of diversity and its importance across all aspects of life.

1. The Will to Change: Uncovering True Stories of Diversity and Inclusion

This podcast is hosted by Jennifer Brown, an entrepreneur, speaker, author and diversity and inclusion expert. Brown interviews CEO’s, bestselling authors and entrepreneurs to discuss diversity and inclusion in their work and how diversity drives innovation and business results. In one of the most recent episodes, Brown interviews Dr. Maysa Akbar, groundbreaking psychologist, author, and assistant clinical professor at Yale University. Akbar talks about a new identity model of allyship and how people of color can engage well-meaning but misguided allies in the workplace.

2. Code Switch

NPR’s Code Switch takes on subjects such as intersectionality and how experiences of diverse groups of people play out in everyday life, including in the workplace.  Hosted by journalists of color, the podcast “tackles the subject of race head-on” and explores “how it impacts every part of society—from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between.”

3. Latinos Who Lunch

FavyFav, an artist, and Babelito, an art historian, host Latinos Who Lunch, a podcast that dives deep into the issue of intersectionality. Recent episodes have centered around the current civil rights movement and the removal of statues of racist Confederate leaders. They intermix conversations about food, wealth, body positivity, and cultural appropriation.

4. Women at Work

Harvard Business Review (HBR)’s Women at Work was created by duo Amy Bernstein, HBR editor, and Amy Gallo, author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict and a contributing editor for the publication. Now in its fifth season, the podcast covers issues related to women in workplace. The latest episode highlights how young women are “wrestling with the impact of the coronavirus crisis on their early-stage careers share how they’re managing the unfamiliar and unexpected.”

5. The Future of Work

The Future of Work is a weekly podcast hosted by Jacob Morgan. Each episode is an in-depth interview with both U.S. and international senior executives and business leaders about working in and running a business with current events in mind. The latest episode, How to Build an Invincible Company, which dives into the question a lot of leaders are asking themselves: Is there a way for organizations to prepare for uncertainties and challenging times in advance, so we don’t have to get to a point where these tough decisions have to be made?

6. In Good Company

This podcast is hosted by Otegha Uwagba, founder of Women Who, an organization that helps working women advance their careers . It offers “practical advice, fresh ideas, and interviews with smart, successful women,” with a focus on diverse voices. The most recent episode, Introducing Anthems: PRIDE, is a collection of 30 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by LGBTQIA+ contributors.

7. The Diversity Gap

The Diversity Gap takes a hard look at the difference between having good intentions and actually have good impact. Host Bethaney Wilkinson interviews a broad range of people, from business leaders to authors, who offer insights on how they perceive diversity gaps in their world and offer solutions for filling those gaps.

Wilkinson has been a racial justice educator for 10 years, and she uses both her experience and the experiences of those she interviews to “empower people to create the cultures they say they want — cultures where all people are seen, celebrated and given the space to thrive.”

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